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I take screenshots on OSX a lot using Cmd+Shift+3 and Cmd+Shift+4.

Mac OS X automatically drops them on my Desktop, which is not my favorite place. Is there some way to configure these shortcuts to save screenshots in another location?

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If you take a lot of screenshots, you might want to check out the free app called InstantShot! projects.digitalwaters.net/index.php?q=instantshot I prefer it much more over the default screencap. –  caliban Sep 4 '09 at 3:34
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Found Here, the command is

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Full/Path/To/Folder

Will take effect after a logout and login. ~ as the home folder doesn't work.

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Considering ~ does not work for the home folder, is this not a per-user setting? –  antsyawn Feb 22 '12 at 23:05
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you can also type: killall SystemUIServer, to immediately bring it into effect without logout and login ;-) –  Miraaj Jul 30 '12 at 15:45
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Throw a Ctrl key in the mix. That copies the shot to the clipboard, then paste it into your favorite editor.

Ctrl+Shift+Cmd+3 copies the whole screen, or Ctrl+Shift+Cmd+4 lets you select what you want to copy and hitting the spacebar with the selection option active turns it into a camera, use this to get a shot of a window without having to crop it.

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